His purpose for bringing her here was unclear.
If you win or lose, let it be on purpose.
That served another purpose when the conversation turned to the possibility of another child.
Actually, she had lost purpose in life then.
He knew the effect he had on her; he did it on purpose to mess with her.
For this purpose a capable officer, Bolkhovitinov, was chosen, who was to explain the whole affair by word of mouth, besides delivering a written report.
Had that been the purpose for his trip to town?
Social structures will change, and the purpose of education will be to learn to reason and find one's passion.
"You involved my family on purpose?" she asked, anger rising.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
Now, he suspected her presence was on purpose, their meeting not so much fate as manipulation by her father.
It was done on purpose to get Konovnitsyn into trouble.
"I wouldn't hurt him on purpose," he said, looking even more upset.
The odds were slim, but because his purpose was educational, he might have a chance.
Martha flew out there for the express purpose of attending the funeral.
Great. I have no purpose but to make others' lives easier.
My purpose in this chapter will not be to persuade the reader of any political doctrine of trade; please apply your own political and social values as you see fit.
Some of my friends spoke as if I was coming to the woods on purpose to freeze myself.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
The purpose of this apartment was to give her a place to practice being human.
It served no purpose to smash his magnificent ego.
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
Intimacy was neither the sole purpose nor the end result of their relationship.
Carmen had selected the black sandal heels for that purpose as well.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
"I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.
A botanist notices that the bee flying with the pollen of a male flower to a pistil fertilizes the latter, and sees in this the purpose of the bee's existence.
There had to be a greater purpose to all of this, a reason why she was trapped.
Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other.
We didn't think it would serve any purpose to tell you.
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
As if it were on purpose, thought he.
And so it is with the purpose of historic characters and nations.
Not on purpose, but yes.
The higher the human intellect rises in the discovery of these purposes, the more obvious it becomes, that the ultimate purpose is beyond our comprehension.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
For the first time in his life, he'd thought he found his calling: protecting people as defenseless as his mate, Katie. And then, she'd died, and any purpose his life had died with her. Now, he just wanted to die-dead.
Alex's voice began forceful and then lost purpose - as if he thought it wiser not to say what was on his mind.
There was no purpose in delaying the unpleasant chore.
The implication was that Castor and Pollux, knowing of the imminent collapse of the roof, had come calling with the purpose of saving Simonides's life as their payment for the poem.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
He sensed a great deal in what Xander wasn't saying about his purpose in the mortal realm.
He hadn't held a woman in too long, and he'd never held one for the sole purpose of comforting her.
But she was not satisfied until she had carried out her purpose and entered college.
But the ultimate purpose of the bee is not exhausted by the first, the second, or any of the processes the human mind can discern.
You were late on purpose today so we'd happen to stop by the stash house.
"Not on purpose," Pierre grated.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
Defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
It was a brief lapse of concentration from his purpose at hand, catching the yellow-clad figure flowing through the curves and bends below him.
The purpose behind this assignment is to test your cognitive skills.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
She couldn't tell if he were doing it on purpose or simply had no control.
She'd been molded to exist for one reason and expected to step aside when her purpose was fulfilled.
And Jesus, who is His Son, but is nearer to Him than all of us His other Children, came into the world on purpose to tell us all about our Father's Love.
"I missed your heart on purpose," she said.
He'd never tried to impress his family before, but that might be his purpose at this point.
"There must have been a purpose," Dean answered.
How could he betray her trust so utterly - for the sole purpose of proving a point to Claudette?
Elisabeth asked Sam, "What kind of higher purpose are you talking about?"
His attention turned to the purpose for coming inside the house.
To that end, he also served a purpose for her – a person in a sea of strange faces that she could trust.
With a start, she realized she had abandoned her purpose for coming to Arkansas.
He and his friend fought hard, with the intensity of men who fought for a purpose other than exercise.
The present was my next experiment of this kind, which I purpose to describe more at length, for convenience putting the experience of two years into one.
Some give directions to be waked every half-hour, doubtless for no other purpose; and then, to pay for it, they tell what they have dreamed.
I brought over some whiter and cleaner sand for this purpose from the opposite shore of the pond in a boat, a sort of conveyance which would have tempted me to go much farther if necessary.
But this destruction seems to have been done on purpose to vex us.
For this purpose she arranged a meeting between the young people at the bishop's house before Mass.
How was it that the Russian army, which when numerically weaker than the French had given battle at Borodino, did not achieve its purpose when it had surrounded the French on three sides and when its aim was to capture them?
It will serve no purpose to get us both killed on the way up there.
"I'm not doing it on purpose," she whispered, distraught.
The whole of Damian's history, his forefathers', all the way to the Beginning, when spirits milled without purpose before the Original Beings shaped the universe into something much greater.
Then there were the rules their father had created about none of the brothers being permitted to kill the others, with the exception of Andre, whose sole purpose in life was to keep the Council on track and protect them.
What purpose would that serve?
Although she has been somewhat elusive, she will now serve my purpose twofold.
He fulfilled his purpose, only he was not going to be able to live a normal life in the mortal world like she was.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
The crisp morning air wasn't necessary for the purpose of waking her up.
They drove her away from him and the true purpose of his Guardians.
What's the purpose of starving yourself?
The dairy gave her purpose... hope.
Or was there a purpose to his attention?
Somehow, he knew too much about her purpose there.
My purpose is to explain the net effect of free trade, technological advance, and outsourcing on the overall economic system of the planet.
I had dug out the spring and made a well of clear gray water, where I could dip up a pailful without roiling it, and thither I went for this purpose almost every day in midsummer, when the pond was warmest.